Student Resources


The Student Astronomical Society provides free tutoring for U of M students enrolled in any 100 & 200-level astronomy class. We can help you with homework sets, labs, and studying for midterms and exams. Please do as much of the assignment as you can before coming to tutoring. We are not here to do your homework for you, but we can answer any specific questions you have. Also bring anything relevant to the assignment such as textbooks and class notes.

  • Tutoring during the fall and winter terms is run by the SAS officers, who are mostly upperclassmen astronomy & astrophysics majors. Many are physics majors as well, and others are pursuing degrees in related fields, such as engineering and chemistry. Tutoring is free of charge and the department does not pay us to provide this service.
  • We are not professional astronomers or tutors; we are merely "professional students" who have taken some of the same classes as you and are willing to help you better understand the material. Perfection is not guaranteed, but our best effort is!
  • If you have questions about tutoring or would like to schedule an alternate time for tutoring, please email the officers at

Tutoring times for Fall 2019:

Tuesdays, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: 401 West Hall

Other Resources


SAS is passionate about ensuring that its members and other undergraduates of the U of M astronomy department are happy, healthy, and safe. For more information on our efforts to do so or to seek help, visit our advocacy page.

West Hall 417

The home-away-from-home of astronomy students at U of M is West Hall 417. This room serves as a place for declared astronomy majors and minors to study, use computers with astronomy-related software installed, and hang out with peers. This space also serves as the headquarters for the SAS officers and is a great place to find any of us if you have questions about the club, tutoring, or advocacy. If you are not a declared astronomy student, you are still welcome to come visit us! Just knock on the door and we would be happy to let you in.